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At a funeral this morning, family and friends will remember the life of a Baltimore police detective who died after an altercation over a Canton parking space.
Detective Brian Stevenson, who served 18 years on the Baltimore police force, was killed Oct. 16, an hour before his 38th birthday, after police said he was struck on the temple with a chunk of concrete.
Stevenson, who lived in Gwynn Oak, grew up in the city and as an officer investigated shootings and robberies in the Northeast District. The Dunbar High School graduate is the first city officer to die at the hands of another since Jan. 9, 2007, when Officer Troy Lamont Chesley Sr. was fatally shot during a robbery while off duty.
The funeral service was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at New Antioch Baptist Church in Randallstown.
Drivers in the area may experience delays while police in Baltimore County escort the funeral procession from the church, on Old Court Road near Windsor Mill Road, to Liberty Road, said county police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough. The procession will continue down Liberty Road to the Baltimore Beltway, he said.
Maryland State Police will escort the procession on the beltway to Arbutus. Stevenson will be buried at Arbutus Memorial cemetery, McCullough said.